Community Asset Mapping
Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training
Community Asset Mapping (CAM) is a pilot project of the Washington State Combating Autism Advisory Council. The goal is to assure that children in rural and underserved communities with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or other developmental delays, have equitable and timely access to screening and evaluation services for early identification and diagnosis in locations as close to their homes as possible.
CAM project objectives include:
- Strengthen community-based ASD coalitions of families and interdisciplinary professionals living and working together in rural Washington communities
- Inform and train families, child care providers, and professionals in school, mental health and medical settings on evidence-based ASD screening, assessment and intervention strategies
- Increase the number of ASD diagnostic centers in Washington State and reduce the current waitlists for diagnostic services
- Improve timely referral and access to appropriate early intervention services